Wednesday, September 24, 2008

THE BRIDGE-LOAN TO NOWHERE

ATTENTION:

THE FOLKS WHO BROUGHT US “THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH” ARE NOW TELLING US THAT THERE IS NO FREE MARKET.

ALL THE FINE PRINT IN THEIR ESOTERIC DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS WAS, APPARENTLY NOT SO FINE.

THEY NOW APPROACH, TOP HAT IN HAND, LOOKING FOR A HANDOUT.
THEY TELL US THAT IT’S FOR OUR OWN GOOD. IT WILL SAVE US FROM THE DEBTS OF MASS DESTRUCTION THEY CREATED.
THEY RECITE THEIR VERSION OF THE ‘POTTERY BARN ‘PRINCIPLE:
WE BROKE IT AND YOU OWN IT.

THE BONUS-BABIES WHO WORSHIPED REAGANOMICS, (GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER. GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM.) ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY GRASPING THEIR OWN BOOT STRAPS.

NOW, THE TRICKLE-DOWN- SUPPLY- SIDERS ARE ASKING US TO DO SOME TRICKLE-UP SUPPLYING.
THESE ECONOMIC FRONTIERSMEN HAVE COME SOBBING HOME TO MAMA, ASKING HER TO CO-SIGN, AND TELL THEM THE STORY OF THE LITTLE PIGGY WHO WENT TO THE STOCK MARKET.

9 comments:

Mr. W. said...

There is PLENTY of blame to go around. If a person drains all of the equity from their house to purchase things they don't need, who is to blame? The loan officer? The government? President Bush? Or, is it the person who began this chain of events by making the decision to spend money they should not have spent?

I think all are to blame in varying degrees. I think the majority of the blame should be placed on the individual.

quicksand said...

CORRECT YOU ARE MR.W.
THERE IS PLENTY OF BLAME TO BE SHARED. THE FOLKS WHO LIED ABOUT INCOME, BOUGHT A HOUSE THEY COULDN'T TRULY AFFORD, OR CASHED IN ON THE EQUITY TO TAKE A TRIP TO CANCUN. THEY MUST LINE UP WITH THE GUILTY.
HERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CORPORATIONS...THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE REQUESTING $700 BILLION.

The Ancient rocker said...

Seems like a great time to suspend a campaign so that the patriot can return to Washington rather than listen to the alarm rising from every middlesex,village and farm.

An interesting September surprise, looking forward to a just war in Iran this October! Oh wait we will be out of money by then unless we borrow 700 billion from the American people!!!
What's up with that???

mountainpalm said...

Being in debt equates to being a slave.

Why is it that when they profit......it is "privatized".......
When they loose........It's
"publicized"??....we don't share in the profits, so why are we financially responsible.? I know tell me it's the BIG GLOBAL picture...........It's the NEW WORLD ORDER is what it is!!!!!

ben's friend said...

To mountainpalm:
Great turn of phrase, "Why is it when they profit..."

To mr.w:
Certainly there is enough blame to go around. What is unique though about this administration and their neocon friends is the unmitigated hypocricy. They are against "nation building" unless it is Iraq. They are against "socialized medicine," but for socializing corporate debt. They are against "welfare" for the poor but in favor of welfare for the rich. They are in favor of the lower class "picking themselves up by their bootstraps" but willing to give rich corporations tax breaks and loopholes. To quote the pundit Dave Letterman, "Please don't get me started."

mountainpalm said...

to ben's friend..........

Thanks........ and the "don't get me started" is my mantra!!!!

ben's friend said...

to mountainpalm:
Probably, "don't get me started," is every thoughtful person's mantra. I generally abhor bumperstickers. But one of the few that caught my favorable attention was, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."

quicksand said...

ALL THOSE SECURITIES ARE LOOKING RATHER INSECURE.

mountainpalm said...

Been watching the "circus" with the bail out.
Washington and those Wall Street "criminals" are lying, fear mongering and holding us hostage....pushing this "unconcstitutional" Socialistic bail-out.....
Wake up America!!!! and may God have mercy